Xilam Animation


Netflix orders first French original animation with ‘Oggy Oggy’

Netflix has commissioned a pre-school show spun-off from kids franchise Oggy And The Cockroaches, marking the streamer’s first animated original from France. Oggy Oggy is being produced by Xilam Animation and is based on the popular kids franchise Oggy And The Cockroaches, which first debuted 20 years ago. The CGI spin-off went into development earlier […]

Xilam appoints Amuse exec for digital

Xilam Animation in France has appointed an executive from Millimages subsidiary Amuse as its head of digital production. Charles Courcier is responsible for sourcing, developing, financing and producing original web series to expand Xilam’s presence on YouTube, and will also expand the studio’s presence across AVoD platforms. He will also develop animated web series targeted […]

Show of the week: Moka’s Fabulous Adventures

Moka is the highly-anticipated comedy from Xilam Animation, following a young crocodile as he learns to navigate his life as the son of royalty. The 2D animated series follows Moka, the only son of the King of the Savannah, as he decides to explore his vast kingdom accompanied by Cherry, a strong, brave rhinoceros from […]

Kids round-up: 9 Story acquires Balinese studio; Lime launches kids division

Canadian entertainment company 9 Story Media Group has acquired full service CGI animation studio PT Bali Animation Studio and PT Bali Animasi Solusi Ekakarsa, collectively known as BASE. Founded in 2015 by Lily Wang and Daniel Harjanto Setyawan, BASE provides high-end animation for global clients and has a staff of 270. 9 Story’s acquisition of […]

Superights hires sales chief after Favennec exit

French kids TV distributor Superights has hired Nathalie Pinguet to become deputy general manager following the exit of Morgan Favennec last month. The role effectively makes Pinguet head of sales and acquisitions at the Paris-based business. Pinguet is best known as deputy director of youth programming and deputy head of programming for TF1 Group’s kids […]

Favennec exits Superights for Xilam

Superights deputy managing director Morgann Favennec is joining rival French toon house Xilam Animation. She has been appointed executive VP of development and global sales at Paris-based Xilam, and will begin her role on July 3. Favennec had launched Superights in May 2013 after French prodco Superprod hired her from French commercial broadcaster M6 to […]

MIPTV Hot Pick: Paprika

“Paprika is our first ever preschool show and it features a unique relationship between the two main characters,” says Xilam founder Marc du Pontavice about the French producer and distributor’s new show. The pair are twin brothers, one of whom is handicapped. “The series shows that you can live well despite physical disadvantages,” he adds. […]

News brief: Imira launches Xilam toons

Spain’s Imira Entertainment has acquired rights to a combined 250 hours of animated programming from French toon studio Xilam Animation. Debuting at NATPE in Miami today are 26x30mins A Kind of Magic, 52x13mins Bali, 270x7mins Oggy & the Cockroaches (pictured) and 195x7mins The Daltons. Imira has Latin American and US Hispanic free TV and VOD rights […]

AB, Arte and Xilam pick up French distribution gongs

French distributors’ trade body TVFI has awarded AB International Distribution, Arte France and Xilam Animation top honours in its annual awards. AB beat TF1 International and EuropaCorp to win the drama category for Desperate Parents, the comedy series from French prodco Elephant Story and which has sold as a finished show and a format. In […]